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BSB: Dawgs sweep Gamecocks in Columbia

Logan Jordan

 The 12th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs stunned No. 14 South Carolina Saturday 14-6 to complete an SEC series sweep at Founders Park in front of a crowd of 7,912. The Bulldogs have won eight straight contests including seven in the SEC.

 

 

 

 

Fast Fact

• Graduate Logan Jordan delivered a pinch-hit grand slam to put Georgia in front 10-6 with two outs in the eighth. The Bulldogs scored 10 runs over the final two innings.

• Georgia’s seven-game SEC winning streak is its longest since 2018. The sweep of South Carolina was its first over the Gamecocks since 2019 and marked the Bulldogs’ first SEC road sweep since then too. The last back-to-back sweeps of SEC ranked teams was in 2008 versus No. 9 South Carolina and then No. 9 Kentucky and those came in Athens at Foley Field.

 

 

 

 

• Redshirt sophomore Charlie Condon (1-for-3, 2 IBB) extended his hitting streak to 21 games with a double in the first inning. He registered two more intentional walks to give him 22 of those on the year and 46 total walks. USC elected to walk him in two plate appearances to load the bases.

• Freshman Tre Phelps led off the second with a solo home run, his fourth in the series, and ninth on the year. He now has a career-best eight-game hitting streak.

• Junior Slate Alford connected for his 15th home run of the year, a two-run shot in the sixth that closed the gap to 4-3.

• Senior Corey Collins, the NCAA leader in OB% at .596, went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and two walks.

• Graduate Josh Roberge pitched three scoreless innings to improve to 3-1.

Key Quotes

Ike Cousins Head Baseball Coach Wes Johnson

“We just had to keep fighting. Their starter did a phenomenal job. We made some mistakes early in that ballgame and let them jump out, and I told the guys let’s not hit the panic button. It’s a long game, there’s a reason we play nine innings. You’re not out if you swing and miss on the first pitch and it’s 0-0. We got to keep playing the game. We’ve got a good enough offense to put pressure on people. We’re going to get pitches and you can’t miss them.”

On Logan Jordan’s pinch-hit grand slam

“He’s never hung his head when he wasn’t playing. They all want to play, and if they don’t, you worry about them. I’ve seen him in the gym every morning that we’ve been here and doing extra work. He’s waiting his turn. When you get your turn, it’s going to be big, and I need you to produce. We put him in and he had a great at bat.”

Logan Jordan, OF/1B

“I’ve been working a lot with Coach Coggin a lot and to get my swing ready. I got my name called. It started with the guys that got on base before me. They did their job, and I did my part as well. My mentality was to get on base and get one run in and everything turned out after that. We’re one of the hottest teams in the country right now.”

Up Next

Georgia (38-12, 16-11 SEC) wraps up the regular season with an SEC series against Florida starting Thursday at Foley Field. First pitch is set for 6:02 p.m. ET. The game will be available on SEC Network+ and the Georgia Bulldog Sports Network.

Box Score


T/F: Christopher Morales Williams sets school, Canadian, meet, and facility records in 400m

Photo: Rob Davis/UGAAA

 Christopher Morales Williams sprinted to the world lead and the Canadian national record in the 400-meter dash while Elena Kulichenko set a new Cypriot national record to win the high jump title as the Georgia track and field teams concluded competition at the Southeastern Conference Championships on Saturday. 

 

Morales Williams and Kulichenko were joined by Aaliyah Butler (400m) and Kaila Jackson (100m) in setting school records for the Bulldogs. In total, Georgia had 14 scorers on the meet’s final day as the women’s team finished fifth (72 points) and the men placed eighth (50).

 

Fast Facts

  • Morales Williams clocked a 400m time of 44.05 to secure the conference title with the school, Canadian, meet, and facility records. The sophomore’s performance marked the fastest time in the world in 2024, also placing him sixth on the NCAA’s all-time performance list.
  • Kulichenko captured her first SEC high jump title with a winning mark of 1.95 meters/6 feet, 4.75 inches on her second attempt. The mark bested the program and Cypriot national records while matching the facility record.
  • Jackson earned a silver medal in the 100m with a school-record time of 10.95 while also clocking a 22.38 for fifth place in the 200m. Her 200m time ranks fourth in Georgia history. Dominique Mustin (400m hurdles – 55.60), Nikolai van Huyssteen (pole vault – 5.40m/17-8.50), and Mikeisha Welcome (triple jump – 13.10m/42-11.75) also earned Second Team All-SEC honors with their second-place performances.
  • Butler set a new women’s 400m dash school record with a time of 49.79 to finish fourth. The sophomore’s time ranks eighth in NCAA history and fourth nationally this season.
  • Other scorers included the women’s 4x400m relay of Butler, Kimberly Harris, Sydney Harris, and Haley Tate (4th – 3:27.47); Jehlani Gordon (100m – 6th – 10.08); Charlotte Augenstein (1500m – 7th – 4:20.59); Leah Anderson (triple jump – 8th – 12.62m/41-5); Zavien Wolfe (triple jump – 8th – 15.48m/50-9.50); and the men’s 4x400m relay of Morales Williams, Hossam Hatib, Gordon, and Mekhi Gammons (8th – 3:05.97).

 

Up Next

The Bulldogs will have the next week off from competition before continuing the postseason at the NCAA East Prelims, which are scheduled for May 22-25 in Lexington, Ky. The 2024 NCAA Championships return to the site of this year’s U.S. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., on June 5-8. The Trials will run June 21-30 at the Hayward Field facility.


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